A seven-year-old schoolboy has been hailed a “little hero” after taking inspiration from Fireman Sam and calling 999 when his grandmother suffered a fall.
Jack Morgan sprung into action after Patricia Randall fell and hurt herself in the back garden of her home in Walsall Wood.
The youngster took inspiration from the children’s cartoon to call the emergency services and get help for the 80-year-old.
The Walsall Wood JMI pupil is now in line for the school’s Pupil of the Week award.
Mrs Randall had gone outside to feed the birds in the garden of her Druids Walk home when she fell at 4pm last Wednesday. Jack was inside watching a film when he heard her scream.
The youngster, who lives with his family in nearby Wolverhampton Road, went outside, called 999 and put the phone next to her. He then got a neighbour to help.
Paramedics arrived to treat the former leather worker and school cleaner, who had suffered a broken wrist, cut to the cheek and injuries to her hand. She was taken to Walsall Manor Hospital.
Mrs Randall said: “I had gone out to feed the birds but I hadn’t taken my walking stick with me.
“I am not sure what happened, whether my leg gave way, but I went down. Jack heard me and came running out.”
The grandmother-of-eight added: “He is absolutely marvellous, he is a little star. If he hadn’t been here I could have been lying out there in the cold and the dark for hours.”
Jack said he had seen calls to 999 on films and Fireman Sam, adding: “I saw her fall and I heard her scream. I went outside to check if she was alright then I went in and called 999. I am just glad grandma is OK. I am glad I was able to help.”
Jack’s mother Lisa, 44, a cleaning supervisor, said: “I am just proud of him. We all are.”